Local MP Mary Macleod has taken action this week to help secure a site for Brentford’s newly approved free primary school.
The former bus depot site on Commerce Road would be ‘the perfect location’ for Floreat’s new 450-place primary school, Mary said in her letter to Director of Regeneration, Economic Development and Environment at Hounslow Council, Brendon Walsh. Mary has been working with the Mayor of London’s team to free up the site for a potential new school for many months.
Floreat’s founder, James O’Shaughnessy, also strongly favours Commerce Road. He said:
"Floreat is delighted to have the opportunity to create a new primary school in Brentford. We want the school to be in the heart of Brentford, which is where the parents think it is most needed. The bus depot site on Commerce Road would be ideal - there is a gap in provision and lots of new homes are being built in this area.
"I hope that we can make Commerce Road the permanent site of the school and give Brentford the new primary school it so badly needs".
“The Commerce Road site is perfect for Floreat Brentford, which I why I wrote today to the Council to put forward Floreat’s case. With so much regeneration and development going on nearby, both on Commerce Road itself and the High Street in the future, the need in this part of Brentford is real and increasing. I hope that the Council recognise that this really is the best site for Floreat’s new primary school.”